Subject: Re: momentary freezes in -current
To: Jukka Marin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 07/25/2006 20:20:51
On Wed, 26 Jul 2006 00:54:26 +0300, Jukka Marin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> I tried the same "test" again. I had another machine pinging the one
> writing to a non-softdep partition. After writing some 2.5 GB, the
> machine froze for 33 seconds: no ping replies, no activity in shell
> windows - and the hard disk LED was off, so there was no hard disk
> activity, either. This is what I see on a 2.0 system as well - it looks
> like the machine is dead (no disk activity), but after a while, everything
> returns to normal.
The ping failure strikes me as the oddest part of this.
--Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb